Conversation Club

Program Description

Conversation Club is a program designed for international students to improve their conversational English. It gives them the opportunity to meet in small groups, meet new people, practice their English and make friends! The program also offers the American students to meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve their leadership skills while learning about cross-cultural communication.

The groups consist of 3-5 international students led by 2 American students or community members who meet for an hour every week, for 8 weeks during the semester.

Skills American Students (Leaders) Can Gain

By participating in this program, American (native speakers of English) students can:

  • Enhance your leadership skills and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Practice to facilitate conversations in a small group setting
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendship
  • Volunteer hours (1hr x 8 sessions)

Skills International Students Can Gain

By participating in this program, international students can:

  • Enhance cross-cultural communication skills in English
  • Gain skills to participate in a small group conversational setting.
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendships

Application

How to become a leader

  1. Leaders Application
    The Spring 2017 CC Leader Application is not currently active.
  2. Leaders Training
    Leaders are required to attend ONE training:
    • Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Leader Training (5pm - 6:30pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
    • OR Thursday, January 26, 2017: Leader Training (5pm - 6:30pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
  3. Kick-off

    6pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Conversation Club Kick-off (6pm) - Holcombe Hall

How to become a student

  1. Students Application
    Check your UARK email
  2. Select Your Schedule - Check your UARK email
  3. Kick-off
    6pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Conversation Club Kick-off (6pm) - Holcombe Hall

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact ISS at issworld@uark.edu. Thank you.